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I hate to be a nitpicker, Christian, but...

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I hate to be a nitpicker, Christian, but...   Sunday, April 25, 2004 (3:44 a.m.) 

...there is a tiny contradiction in your review. It does not really bother me, but it is there nonetheless:

To quote your review:

"Composer Alan Silvestri had produced arguably the best of the scores in the series of Mummy films (The Mummy Returns) for Sommers..." *

From your review for Debney's The Scorpion King:

"It is nevertheless the best score of the Mummy-inspired series to date."

A change of mind, it seems. It's not really important, but I noticed it anyway (you know that I have a good memory for things like these).

Tatata,

CK

* I agree with this statement.

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Re: I hate to be a nitpicker, Christian, but...   Sunday, April 25, 2004 (7:43 a.m.) 

> To quote your review:

> -- in the series of Mummy films

> -- of the Mummy-inspired series

Different things, my friend

PT.

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Re: I hate to be a nitpicker, Christian, but...   Sunday, April 25, 2004 (8:19 a.m.) 

> Different things, my friend

> PT.

And it doesn't make any sense. "Mummy inspired": There's only one such film, right? (Scorpion King) How can there be a "best score"?

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Re: I hate to be a nitpicker, Christian, but...   Sunday, April 25, 2004 (10:33 a.m.) 

> And it doesn't make any sense. "Mummy inspired": There's only
> one such film, right? (Scorpion King) How can there be a "best
> score"?

Indeed.

Touche, Debney! You beat them all!

Cvija


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Y'all goan die, but I bet. scorpion kind is ranked   Sunday, April 25, 2004 (1:26 p.m.) 

> Indeed.

> Touche, Debney! You beat them all!

> Cvija

In 80 years, when we're all dead, no one will care what Christian ranked as the best mummy score, scorpion king included. Since there are only three films, I think it would superfluous (spelled that wrong, I know) to rank the Scorpion king in a separate "inspired-by" series.

You just wasted 30 seconds of your life reading this, a totally trivial point in a staggeringly unconsequential discussion. How do you feel about that?


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Re: Y'all goan die, but I bet. scorpion kind is ranked   Sunday, April 25, 2004 (7:47 p.m.) 

> In 80 years, when we're all dead, no one will care what Christian ranked
> as the best mummy score, scorpion king included. Since there are only
> three films, I think it would superfluous (spelled that wrong, I know) to
> rank the Scorpion king in a separate "inspired-by" series.

> You just wasted 30 seconds of your life reading this, a totally trivial
> point in a staggeringly unconsequential discussion. How do you feel about
> that?

And how much time of your life did you waste typing this response?

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The score is excellent from what i hear....   Monday, May 3, 2004 (12:40 p.m.) 

The clips are excellent, and i can't wait to see the movie...

BUT IT WON"T BE AS BIG AS THE MUMMY RETURNS ALBUM

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Re: Y'all goan die, but I bet. scorpion kind is ranked   Monday, April 26, 2004 (11:41 a.m.) 

> In 80 years, when we're all dead, no one will care what Christian ranked
> as the best mummy score, scorpion king included. Since there are only
> three films, I think it would superfluous (spelled that wrong, I know) to
> rank the Scorpion king in a separate "inspired-by" series.

> You just wasted 30 seconds of your life reading this, a totally trivial
> point in a staggeringly unconsequential discussion. How do you feel about
> that?

Correction, I wasted more seconds coz I read it twice, just to make sure how idiotic the post it.

Cvija


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Re: Y'all goan die, but I bet. scorpion kind is ranked   Monday, April 26, 2004 (2:49 p.m.) 

Well, frankly Scarlett......

You can probably fill it in from there, big boy.

> In 80 years, when we're all dead, no one will care what Christian ranked
> as the best mummy score, scorpion king included. Since there are only
> three films, I think it would superfluous (spelled that wrong, I know) to
> rank the Scorpion king in a separate "inspired-by" series.

> You just wasted 30 seconds of your life reading this, a totally trivial
> point in a staggeringly unconsequential discussion. How do you feel about
> that?


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Re: I hate to be a nitpicker, Christian, but...   Monday, April 26, 2004 (4:02 a.m.) 

> Indeed.

> Touche, Debney! You beat them all!

> Cvija

In the Mummy-inspired category only, that's right However we know that it is not the same league as The Mummy Returns . Only if someone would change the cover of Cutthroat Island CD and put instead Scorpion King cover, then Debney's score would be undoubtely the best of all Mummy scores hehe. As for "Van Helsing" I suspect it's terrific score on album, but what bothers me, is its short length (as for such epic and massive score). Generally I prefer shorter scores over long ones, but in case of big undertakings such as "Van Helsing" I'd better want to hear lots of music.

Tomek

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Re: I hate to be a nitpicker, Christian, but...   Monday, April 26, 2004 (11:44 a.m.) 

> In the Mummy-inspired category only, that's right However we know that
> it is not the same league as The Mummy Returns . Only if someone would
> change the cover of Cutthroat Island CD and put instead Scorpion King
> cover, then Debney's score would be undoubtely the best of all Mummy
> scores hehe.

Hehe.. Indeed!

As for "Van Helsing" I suspect it's terrific
> score on album, but what bothers me, is its short length (as for such epic
> and massive score). Generally I prefer shorter scores over long ones, but
> in case of big undertakings such as "Van Helsing" I'd better
> want to hear lots of music.

If the score is perfect, then I bet it will not be a problem. But, yea, extra 20 or so minutes would be more than welcomed.

Nice to see ya here, Tomek.

Cvija



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Re: I hate to be a nitpicker, Christian, but...   Tuesday, April 27, 2004 (2:04 a.m.) 

> If the score is perfect, then I bet it will not be a problem. But, yea,
> extra 20 or so minutes would be more than welcomed.

> Nice to see ya here, Tomek.

> Cvija

If there is some big amount of unreleased music, it's always sooner or later will cause some bootleg or expanded/promo, especially in case of such big score-events like Van Helsing. Hearing the audio clips, it sounds very good, especially this driving accoustic guitars in one of the tracks. And I'm always "here" if there is such release as this

Best greets

Tomek

P.S.I'm waiting for your mail-replay

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Re: I hate to be a nitpicker, Christian, but...   Tuesday, April 27, 2004 (8:13 a.m.) 

> P.S.I'm waiting for your mail-replay

Coming soon!

Cvija


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Re: To quote James Woods at the end of Contact...   Sunday, April 25, 2004 (11:47 a.m.) 

> And it doesn't make any sense. "Mummy inspired": There's only
> one such film, right? (Scorpion King) How can there be a "best
> score"?

"That is interesting, isn't it." *

*) Admittedly, Woods didn't grin like that.

PT.


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Re: I hate to be a nitpicker, Christian, but...   Sunday, April 25, 2004 (12:29 p.m.) 

> Different things, my friend

Not really, but I think you have a point here!

CK


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Well..   Sunday, April 25, 2004 (12:06 p.m.) 

The Mummy Returns was done before The Scorpion King. Is i safe to asume that he liked Scorpion King better then The Mummy Returns? So The Scorpion King becomes the best in the series

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If I only knew what you were trying to say here, Daren... *NM*   Sunday, April 25, 2004 (12:28 p.m.) 



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Re: I hate to be a nitpicker, Christian, but...   Sunday, April 25, 2004 (1:10 p.m.) 

> ...there is a tiny contradiction in your review. It does not really bother
> me, but it is there nonetheless:

> To quote your review:

> "Composer Alan Silvestri had produced arguably the best of the
> scores in the series of Mummy films (The Mummy Returns) for
> Sommers..."
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Hence the word "arguably"... a good argument has been made about all three of the Mummy scores. Guys like you seem to like the Silvestri one, and there's strong evidence to back you.

Christian


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Re: I hate to be a nitpicker, Christian, but...   Sunday, April 25, 2004 (2:10 p.m.) 

> Hence the word "arguably"... a good argument has been made about
> all three of the Mummy scores. Guys like you seem to like the Silvestri
> one, and there's strong evidence to back you.

It's correct that I like Silvestri's entry best, especially the awesome finale (it's a pity that due to time constraints these cues didn't make the CD). However, I find that The Scorpion King is a *****-score as well. It has some wonderful harmonic momentum in it's second half. And to cover all three scores, I also adore certain parts of Goldsmith's original. You simply cannot beat the angry old man when he's steamrollering you with the combined force of French Horns and African percussion!

Enough rambling!

Tatata, Christian


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